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Madagascar Declares May 22 Bridge Public Holiday

Source: Haute Autorité de la Transition (HAT)
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Madagascar's transitional government (Haute autorité de la transition, aka. HAT) has declared Friday, May 22, 2009, a one-off bridge public holiday.

This will lead to a 4-day week-end, as Thursday, May 21, 2009, is already an annual public holiday for the Ascension (2009-01-13).

Reasons for this additional public holiday were not given, though it could be thought that it is a delayed compensation for the fact that the Ascension Day public holiday was left out of last year's official list of public holidays (2008-01-16) due to the fact that both the Ascension and May 1st public holidays occurred on the same date in 2008.

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